AAP's Delhi sweep: The only exit poll that got it right

The Aam Aadmi Party emerged with flying colours in the Delhi elections with 28 seats, sweeping out the Congress and even Sheila Dikshit from the opposition benches.

While the exit polls had said that AAP won't get majority votes, none of the exit poll of polls had really given so many seats to AAP.

Arvind Kejriwal. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

Arvind Kejriwal. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

The Today's Chanakya exit polls had said the Congress would win 10 seats, the BJP 29, and AAP 31.

Meanwhile, the Delhi exit polls by C-voter called 20 seats for Congress, 31 for BJP and 15 seats for AAP.

The closest to the real number was Chankya's exit poll, while the others had underestimated AAP's might.

Indian Express reported VK Bajaj, CEO of Today's Chanakya as saying: "For all other political polls we got right, we had some kind of a background of the politics of the state and the candidates. AAP was a new entrant, and we had to rely on a lot of field visits and internal activities to assess that."

The AC Nielsen exit poll also have given only 15 seats to AAP.

"The sting in the run-up to the polls against AAP candidates — where eventually AAP said the tapes were doctored, and no suitable defence was put up — the talk about donations to AAP, for which they put data on their website, whereas their opponents did not, all actually worked in its favour, according to our field assessments," Bajaj told Indian Express.

Meanwhile, as there is a hung assembly in Delhi with neither the BJP nor AAP getting a clear majority, the one year old party has stated in clear words that it won't join hands with the BJP to form the government.

Updated Date: Dec 09, 2013 15:51 PM

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